The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States

  
Via:  Trump 2024  •  2 days ago  •  16 comments

By:   Stephen Moore

The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States
The "progressives" in these states voted for higher taxes, more regulations, high energy prices and economic lockdowns. That's democracy in action. Now the latest census data and U-Haul trailer rental data confirm that productive people are "voting with their feet" and accelerating their race to get out of town.

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The hypocrisy of blue state leaders and their policies and even their voting supporters knows no bounds. I’m just glad that even though I live in a blue state the area I live in more closely resembles South Dakota or Florida than Los Angeles.  


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Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock: Everything was open. The beaches, the hotels, the restaurants (with some sensible safety and social distancing restrictions). The classrooms are full.

The other strange thing about being in Florida was that people were happy. They were playing tennis and golf. They were going to work and getting on with their lives. Florida is a Republican, can-do kind of place.

Then, there is New York. Manhattan is a morose and deserted place to be. It's as if it's boarded up. People are living their lives afraid. They are depressed, which makes the whole place depressing. In Southern California, I experienced the same dreariness. And it wasn't the weather, which was warm and sunny. Restaurants were closed or highly restricted. Stores were sparsely attended, and people were generally grimacing and standoffish. They yelp in horror if you take off your mask, even for a moment.

Yet through it all, there is almost no evidence that lockdowns, business closures, stay-at-home orders and other strategies have reduced the infection rates or death rates from the virus. To take just one prominent example, open Florida has had a lower death rate (adjusted for the age distribution of the population) than closed-down California and New York. Even President Joe Biden's crackerjack health officials can't explain that one.

Fifty states experimented with responses to the virus, and the verdict is in: The big blue states got crushed. The highest unemployment states are Hawaii, Nevada, California, Colorado, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Connecticut. On average, the blue states have 2 percentage points higher unemployment, which means millions of more jobless citizens. Their revenues have collapsed with businesses closed down.

Why New Yorkers put up with walking disasters such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, or why Californians tolerate Gov. Gavin Newsom, is their own business.

The "progressives" in these states voted for higher taxes, more regulations, high energy prices and economic lockdowns. That's democracy in action. Now the latest census data and U-Haul trailer rental data confirm that productive people are "voting with their feet" and accelerating their race to get out of town. The New York Post reports about 1,000 Northeasterners every day are relocating to Florida, Texas and Tennessee. The biggest population losers last year were deep-blue New York, Illinois and California.

Now, Biden wants to give some $400 billion to the failed blue states, mainly from the prospering red states, the ones that wisely didn't shut down their economies or schools. The blue states get a bigger slice of the pie, which is Robin Hood in reverse because blue states generally have a higher per capita income than red states.

The supposedly high-brow, highly educated, culturally refined elites in Beverly Hills, California, and Long Island, New York -- the very same "progressives" who have generally thumbed their nose at the working class "deplorables" in Middle America -- have fallen so far that they now have to beg people in West Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi for money.

You'd think liberals would be ashamed, but spending other people's money is what they do best.

Every liberal Democrat in Congress, from Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will vote for the blue-state bailout. Do they understand that in doing so, they are verifying the collapse of the very blue-state liberal model they want to impose on all of America?


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MAGA
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1  seeder  MAGA    2 days ago
Now, Biden wants to give some $400 billion to the failed blue states, mainly from the prospering red states, the ones that wisely didn't shut down their economies or schools. The blue states get a bigger slice of the pie, which is Robin Hood in reverse because blue states generally have a higher per capita income than red states.

The supposedly high-brow, highly educated, culturally refined elites in Beverly Hills, California, and Long Island, New York -- the very same "progressives" who have generally thumbed their nose at the working class "deplorables" in Middle America -- have fallen so far that they now have to beg people in West Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi for money.

You'd think liberals would be ashamed, but spending other people's money is what they do best.

 
 
 
MAGA
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1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @1    2 days ago

The blue model is a disaster! 

Biden can’t wait to kill red states jobs...

   

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @1.1    2 days ago

Why make shit up?

 
 
 
MAGA
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1.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.1    2 days ago

I’m not the one here who is doing that...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2  Paula Bartholomew    2 days ago

Banana oil.

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 days ago

The economist Stephen Moore knows exactly of what he wrote.  Florida and South Dakota are among our models for dealing with China virus no matter what Biden and blue politicians and their supporters think, say, or do about it.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @2.1    2 days ago
The economist Stephen Moore knows exactly of what he wrote.

He's a writer, a critic with an MA in economics, a negative nanny, frequently a Fox News talking head who loves writing about the economy particularly writing books about why Krugman and other economists are wrong.  He kissed Trump's ass and wrote a book about Trumponomics.

34 books and counting, some of them children's books, all of the rest anti blue, anti Democratic party, Pro Bush, Pro Trump, Obama destroying the world BS.

If it weren't for hatred and sweeping generalizations Moore, Prager, Vespa and Town Hall would go out of business.

 
 
 
MAGA
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2.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Split Personality @2.1.1    2 days ago

Moore and Prager actually write for Creators syndicate which means that their works are in far more places than just Town Hall, though Town Hall is a very fine source of news and opinion.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3  Ozzwald    2 days ago

This is hilarious and oh so easily debunked.

Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock: Everything was open.

Total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States as of February 22, 2021, by state

/Spoiler warning/     Florida is in 3rd place.

The other strange thing about being in Florida was that people were happy. They were playing tennis and golf.

Florida Coronavirus Hospitalizations

Yet through it all, there is almost no evidence that lockdowns, business closures, stay-at-home orders and other strategies have reduced the infection rates or death rates from the virus.

Why staying at home is so important

Our study supports the association between the timing of stay-at-home orders and the time to peak case and death counts for both countries and US states. Regions in which mandates were implemented late experienced a prolonged duration to reaching both peak daily case and death counts.

The "progressives" in these states voted for higher taxes, more regulations, high energy prices and economic lockdowns.

Texas leaders failed to heed warnings that left the state's power grid vulnerable to winter extremes, experts say

Texas officials are investigating outrageous energy bills in storm price surge

Now the latest census data and U-Haul trailer rental data confirm that productive people are "voting with their feet" and accelerating their race to get out of town.

Here's someone voting with his feet. And he is NOT voting for Texas.

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Split Personality
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3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ozzwald @3    2 days ago

Our TX Attorney General also found a reason to attend a meeting in Utah last week and while there arrange more meetings and law enforcement demonstrations.  Not surprisingly he took his wife who is also a State Senator. 

Texas AG Also Pulled A Ted Cruz-Like Texit Amid State’s Energy Crisis

They are being investigated for when the arrangements were made and who paid for the trip.

Meanwhile Ted forgot to quarantine and was handing out water Friday, for a photo op in  a nearly empty parking lot...

shaking naked hands with maskless people.

512

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    2 days ago

Talking points memo?  Lol! 

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    2 days ago

As if being naked handed or massless is any sort of negative with us!

The hypocrisy of blue state leaders and their policies and even their voting supporters truly knows no bounds at all. I’m so glad that even though I live in a blue state the area I live in more closely resembles South Dakota or Florida than Los Angeles.  We just moved out of purple locally so now we can push our limits further than before. Blue political leaders lost all moral authority they might have had and any leverage when they turned loose that insurrections rioting and looting mob upon the country since late last May claiming stupidly that the cause was more important than fighting a pandemic.  So fighting the pandemic was not the main point.  Control is their main point. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @3.1.1    yesterday

We're not talking philosophy, we're talking about "leaders" who verifiably left the state in a time of crisis.

The sitting US Senator, A State Senator and the AG.

Easy enough to prove.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @3.1.2    yesterday
Control is their main point.

Apparently control is in the mind of the beholder.

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Ozzwald @3    2 days ago

The data is not with the blue state control freaks...  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  MAGA @3.2    yesterday

As Benjamin Disraeli said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

 
 
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